Joynes Event: Frank Whigham "Sexual and Social Mobility in The Duchess of Malfi."
Thursday, February 7 :: 7:00 pm Joynes Suite, 007 Carothers
Posted: February 7, 2013
The lecture is made possible by the Mary Lu Joynes Endowment in the Plan II Honors Program, the English Department and Shakespeare at Winedale.
The Duchess of Malfi is considered by many to be the greatest Renaissance tragedy not written by Shakespeare. For those interested in learning more about John Webster's play, English Professor Frank Whigham will be giving a free lecture in the Joynes Reading Room in the Honors quad on Thursday, February 7 at 7:00 pm. His talk will be on "Sexual and Social Mobility in The Duchess of Malfi."
Professor Whigham is one of the world's experts on The Duchess of Malfi. His article on the play, originally published in PMLA and reprinted multiple times, is one of the most important works of recent criticism on John Webster's tragedy, which is also discussed in his book, Seizures of the Will in Early Modern English Drama (Cambridge University Press, 1996). Professor Whigham will introduce some of the play's key ideas and answer questions from the audience.